Thursday, 26 March 2020

the experience of unity




The central core of the experience seems to be the conviction, or insight, that the immediate now, whatever its nature, is the goal and fulfillment of all living.

{A quote from "This is IT", by Alan Watts (page 18). A favourite book of mine; first published in 1958.}

This is IT, Alan Watts In the middle of the coronavirus nightmare of 2020, it is shocking how unusual it feels, to be anywhere even slightly urban ... and not be deafened by traffic, haste, and seemingly aimless activity.

Anyone would think that being alive and (hopefully) conscious on a beautiful planet - still the only one proven to have conscious life - isn't, in itself, reason enough to be overcome with joy and gratitude.

It is

Alan Watts hints at the possible experience of Unity in this excellent book.

Labels: spirit, consciousness, wisdom and quotes, psychology, zen

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